Reacting to BJP's stunning defeat in the three Lok Sabha by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today said that it proves the electorate is very angry with the BJP and will vote for a strong non-BJP candidate.
Congratulating SP and RJD candidates who emerged victorious in the Lok Sabha bypolls, Rahul Gandhi said that the Congress will now look forward to 'Navnirman' in Uttar Pradesh.
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"Congratulations to the winning candidates in today's by-elections," Gandhi tweeted.
Gandhi wrote: "It is clear from the by-poll results that voters are angry with BJP and they will vote for the non-BJP candidate, who has a better chance of winning.
"The Congress will look forward to 'Navnirman' in Uttar Pradesh, it won't happen overnight," he added, indicating at rebuilding his party in the country's most populous state.
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नतीजों से स्पष्ट है कि मतदाताओं में भाजपा के प्रति बहुत क्रोध है और वो उस गैर भाजपाई उम्मीदवार के लिए वोट करेंगे जिसके जीतने की संभावना सबसे ज़्यादा हो।
कांग्रेस यूपी में नवनिर्माण के लिए तत्पर है, ये रातों रात नहीं होगा।
The Samajwadi Party won the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh and the RJD won the Araria Lok Sabha seat in Bihar.
SP candidate Nagendra Prasad Singh Patel defeated his nearest BJP rival Kaushalendra Patel by over 59,000 votes from Phulpur while Praveen Kumar Nishad, SP’s candidate in Gorakhpur, trounced his nearest BJP rival Upendra Shukla by over 21,000 votes. RJD candidate Sarfaraz Alam defeated his nearest BJP rival Pradeep Kumar Singh by over 60,000 votes from Bihar's Araria Lok Sabha seat.